What is the Azalea Festival?

Hi there! Im back with another blog.

It is that time of the year when EVERYONE in Wilmington seems to be talking about one thing and one thing only: the Azalea Festival. If you’re a freshman at UNCW, you probably are a little confused at what the hype is all about.


Basically, this festival is Wilmington’s annual community celebration. It is considered the largest festival of its kind in all of North Carolina. It has been around every April since 1948! The festival consists of “natural beauty, big-name entertainment, festive galas, fun family events and Southern hospitality” The events include concerts, garden tours, art shows, fairs, parades, luncheons and many more!  (click here to see the full schedule)

Some of the events, such as the Airlie Luncheon party are more exclusive and reserved for sponsors and their friends. Tickets run at about $1500 for just two people! However, the concerts and other events are way more affordable for a college student!

The Azalea festival is definitely something you should check out if you live in or near Wilmington!

See ya there!